Social Security Disability Lawyer Nashville

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a complicated task. Many applicants don’t fill out the correct paperwork or are unaware of all the documents they must provide. According to the Disability Benefits Center, that’s a main reason why 60% of initial disability claims are denied in Tennessee.

If you are applying for benefits in Nashville, you must provide information and documents to both the Tennessee Disability Determination Services office and the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Washington.

Do you believe the Social Security Administration wrongly denied your claim for benefits? Do you need help navigating the confusing Social Security Disability application process? Contact Steinger, Greene & Feiner today. We have represented families of all economic levels in their journey to receive fair benefits due to a disability.

You’ve contributed to Social Security Disability by paying taxes, so don’t let anyone deny your right to benefits. Contact the Steinger, Greene & Feiner office in Nashville today. You can visit our offices: 2214 Elliston Place Suite 304 Nashville TN 37203.

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As an award-winning, client-driven firm, Steinger, Greene & Feiner takes each of our cases seriously. We know the ins and outs of the Social Security Disability system and we are here to represent those who are confused, discouraged, or have been denied at any point in the process.

The disability attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner will present your case in a way that proves your claim is legitimate and not up for speculation by the Social Security Administration or Tennessee Disability Determination Services. By hiring an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer, the chances of your claim being denied are greatly reduced.

If you have already submitted an application and been denied, Steinger, Greene & Feiner will represent you during the appeals process, including reconsideration or hearing proceedings. We will collect and submit medical evidence of your disability, communicate with your doctor, and prepare you for any questions that the judge may have.

We’ve assisted our clients in every step of the Social Security Disability application and appeal processes and we will help you win the support and benefits you deserve to live a healthy and satisfying life.

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The Social Security Administration acknowledges that they have a strict definition of disability. The department only allocates benefits to an individual if they have a total disability that has lasted for at least one year.

The SSA defines a total disability as an impairment that prevents an individual from working in a previous role or being able to adjust to other work conditions. For example, the SSA considers the inability to walk, stand, lift, carry objects, or remember as significant impairments.

The Social Security Administration considers certain conditions under the following categories as significant impairments. Keep in mind that this list pertains to adults aged 18 and above. There is a list of qualifying medical conditions for those under 18 on the Social Security Administration website.

  • Cancer (malignant neoplastic diseases)
  • Cardiovascular system impairments
  • Congenital disorders that affect multiple body systems
  • Digestive system impairments
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Genitourinary disorders
  • Hematological disorders
  • Immune system disorders
  • Mental disorders
  • Musculoskeletal system impairments
  • Neurological disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Skin disorders
  • Special sense or speech impairments

However, SSA still denies plenty of legitimate disability claims from people in Nashville. If your claim has been denied, don’t give up. These situations are exactly what our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner have fought against and resolved for decades.


According to the American Payroll Association’s 2018 “Getting Paid in America” survey, 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck without enough savings to cushion the financial impact of a disability.

Combine that statistic with the fact that the SSA denies 60% of initial disability claims in Tennessee and it’s easy to see that the odds are not always in favor of a disabled or injured person. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our attorneys will fight for you and for your right to receive disability benefits. Call us or contact us online today for a free consultation.

Why Choose Us?

It is devastating when your legitimate claim for disability benefits is denied. You work and pay taxes towards Social Security, so it’s a slap in the face being denied benefits.

Just because you can’t work doesn’t mean that your bills and expenses will go away. You need someone to defend and represent you in Nashville – let that be our Social Security Disability lawyers at Steinger, Greene & Feiner.

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First of all, it’s important to understand that the age at which disability benefits switch to retirement benefits is not always 65. Over the years, the SSA has periodically changed or updated the age. For example, if you were born in 1960 or after, the age at which Social Security Disability benefits will switch to full retirement is 67.

Whenever you do reach the appropriate age there will be two main changes to what benefits you receive and how you receive them.

  • Your benefits will no longer be paid through SSD, but through the Social Security Administration’s “Old Age” or retirement program.
  • You can supplement your income with a part-time job or other source without worrying about an earnings limit.

The SSA website has a Retirement Calculator tool that gives you an individualized retirement benefits estimate. You must provide certain information such as average annual income and the future date you expect to earn retirement benefits. You will receive a retirement estimate in written and chart form. To use this tool, you must have an account, which is free to create.

First, you need to hire a qualified and experienced Social Security Disability lawyer who will represent you at the hearing stage of your appeal. While the SSA does allow you to represent yourself at a hearing, it is unlikely that you will win the case on your own.

An experienced Social Security Disability attorney understands the rules and regulations of the entire Social Security process. They know exactly what judges look for when making a decision and will develop your case accordingly.

Since SGS is a firm that specializes in disability and injury law, our attorneys don’t get paid unless you win. That means we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you win your appeal. For example, we will track down and obtain medical records, test results, statements from medical professionals and physicians, and apply a comprehensive understanding of all Social Security rules and regulations at the time of the hearing.